St. Charles – Big Muddy Speaker Series
The St. Charles series is held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Big A’s Restaurant in historic downtown St. Charles.
St. Charles was founded because of its location on the Missouri River. Today we are lucky to have so many experts willing to share their knowledge with us about this amazing river, its floodplain and the nature and history that surrounds it. We’re trying to keep the topics varied and interesting, but if you have an interest in the Missouri River, we think you’re going to love these.
Greenway Network is the lead organizer of the Big Muddy Speaker Series in St. Charles, with help from partners Big Muddy Adventures and Missouri River Relief.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Reconnecting Rivers and Floodplains – Reconciling Theory & Practice
Presentation by David Galat, PhD, former Associate Professor with University of Missouri Fish and Wildlife Coop Unit Connectivity between large rivers and their floodplains is an ecological driver in river systems. Dr. Galat will be sharing some of the research on floodplain connectivity on large rivers around the world as well as the Lower Missouri River, and reconciling the theory and practice of connectivity.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Drinking the Big Muddy
Presentation by Tim Ganz, Missouri American Water Tim Ganz, Environmental Manager for Missouri American Water, will share some of the unique engineering and water quality challenges that he faces on a daily basis turning the Muddy Missouri into quality drinking water for his customers.
- Greenway Network
- Missouri River Relief
- Friends of Big Muddy
- Big Muddy Adventures
- Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
- Big A’s Restaurant
Special thanks to Big A’s Restaurant for giving us the opportunity to use their great restaurant for our series. Please support this great local business!
Free Canoe Trip!
In Spring, Summer and Fall, Big Muddy Adventures offers a free canoe trip on the Missouri River right before the presentation. Trips generally start at 4:30 and are dependent on weather and river conditions. Check the monthly presentation page for details and changes.